Two Muslim women on Tuesday were assaulted by a crowd in Madhya Pradesh because they were supposedly carrying beef.
According to an NDTV report, the police received information that the women were allegedly bringing the beef from Jaora to sell it in Mandsaur and reached the Mandsaur railway station to apprehend them.
But, apparently, a crowd gathered around the two women despite the presence of the police. An amateur video recording of the incident shows a large crowd having cornered the women. The crowd begins raising slogans and verbally abusing them, and later some women in the crowd begin to slap and punch the two till one of them falls on the ground.
The NDTV report says that this continued for almost half-an-hour, before the police took charge of the situation and took the two women to the police station.
A local doctor who examined the contents of what the women were carrying said that it was buffalo meat. The meat was about 30 kilos in quantity.
Both the women have been sent to judicial custody but no action has been taken against the people who publicly assaulted them.
Earlier this month, four men were brutally beaten for allegedly trading in cow skin in Gujarat's Somnath district.